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‘Cool Kids’: Vicki Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan & Martin Mull To Star In Fox Retirement Home Comedy Pilot

Exclusive: Four comedy veterans — former Carol Burnett Show star Vicki Lawrence, The Carmichael Show‘s David Alan Grier, Leslie Jordan (Will & Grace) and Roseanne alum Martin Mull have been tapped as the leads in Fox’s multi-camera retirement community comedy pilot Cool Kids, from It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia masterminds Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton. Don Scardino has signed on to direct the pilot, written by Day and Paul Fruchbom, with comedy…
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The Carol Burnett Show: CBS Announces 50th Anniversary Special

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The Carol Burnett Show has a big birthday coming up. Today, CBS announced they are celebrating the TV show's 50th anniversary with an upcoming two-hour special.The landmark variety show, which featured the comedic talents of Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner, debuted on September 11th, 1967. The series ran for 11 seasons before ending in 1978.Read More…
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Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary: CBS Reunion Special Planned for December

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary: CBS Reunion Special Planned for December
Cue the Tarzan yell! For the 50th anniversary of The Carol Burnett Show, CBS is reuniting the beloved variety show’s star with original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner for a two-hour extravaganza, appropriately titled The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special.

RelatedCarol Burnett Chats With Kids in New Netflix Series — Watch a Teaser

The star-studded reminiscence, to air Sunday, Dec. 3 (8/7c), will feature not only those o.g.’s plus costume designer Bob Mackie reflecting on their classic series, which ran for 11 seasons and garnered a whopping 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, it will also include A-listers such as Jim Carrey,
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The Carol Burnett Show: PBS Previews Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches

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Watch the PBS preview of the upcoming 90 minute special, Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches. The upcoming show is full of favorite moments from The Carol Burnett Show, personally selected by Burnett.

The official debut date for Carol Burnett's Favorite Sketches is Friday, June 3, 2016, from 9:00 to 10:30pm Et. Check your local listings to see when it is scheduled on your PBS affiliate. Expect lots of laughs from Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner, Steve Martin, and Betty White.

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Carol Burnett Honored with Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

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Carol Burnett Honored with Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
Carol Burnett can add another statuette to her shelf: the Screen Actors Guild's life achievement award! The comedian, 82, considered a pioneer for women in comedy, was presented with the honor by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who introduced her during the ceremony on Saturday."She has deserved every award because comedy is much harder than drama. Comedic actors have to do all of the same things that dramatic actors do, but faster - but sometimes also with a chimp," said Poehler, who also zinged Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant. "So you slept in a horse and you ate bison liver.
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SAG Life Achievement Honoree Carol Burnett On Her Career and Giving Back

SAG Life Achievement Honoree Carol Burnett On Her Career and Giving Back
On Jan. 30, Carol Burnett will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award for her professional achievements and her humanitarianism. The legendary star of television, stage and film is acutely aware of the roots of both.

Show business held out an escape from the impoverished, chaotic, hotel room childhood she vividly depicted in bestselling memoir “One More Time,” and its stage adaptation “Hollywood Arms,” co-authored by her late daughter Carrie Hamilton.

The biz also allowed her to spread some sunshine around, though as she says, “not at first. We couldn’t give back because we had nothing to give. But once I started to make even mild salaries, I wanted to help other people, starting with members of my family and spreading out.”

Grandmother “Nanny” and Mama scorned young Carol’s pipe dream of attending college, let alone living the glamorous life of her beloved film stars. Yet the still-mysterious appearance of
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Celebrity Family Feud: Season Two Ratings

Seven years ago, NBC aired Celebrity Family Feud as a half-hour series and it was cancelled after one season. Now, ABC has revived it in an hour format. Will the ratings be twice as good or bad? Will it be renewed for a third season or will it be cancelled again? Stay tuned.

On Celebrity Family Feud,, celebrities and their family and friends compete to win up to $25,000 for charity by trying to guess the most popular answers to opinion questions. Steve Harvey hosts. This season, the celebrity players include Dr. Phil McGraw, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Kevin McHale, Fred Willard, Toni Braxton, Anthony Anderson, Joey Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Ed Asner, and Vicki Lawrence.

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SAG-aftra Announces Carol Burnett As The 52nd Recipient Of The Life Achievement Award

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-aftra’s highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Burnett will be presented the performers union’s top accolade at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). Given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” the SAG Life Achievement Award will join Burnett’s exceptional catalog of preeminent industry and public honors, which includes multiple Emmys, a special Tony, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and both a Kennedy Center Honor and its Mark Twain Prize for Humor.

In making today’s announcement, SAG-aftra President Ken Howard said, “Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius.
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Carol Burnett Set For SAG Life Achievement Award

SAG-aftra is giving a tug of its ear to one of TV most popular funny people. Carol Burnett has been tapped to receive the union’s highest tribute, the Saf Life Achievement Award, which will be presented January 30 at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She led the riotous variety hit The Carol Burnett Show, which aired from 1967-78 on CBS and a few months at the end on ABC. The chemistry among and regulars including Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence and…
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Daytime Emmys Add Chrissy Teigen, Alan Thicke, Mario Lopez as Presenters

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Daytime Emmys Add Chrissy Teigen, Alan Thicke, Mario Lopez as Presenters
Chrissy Teigen, Alan Thicke, Mario Lopez and other daytime stars have been added as presenters to Sunday’s 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Also joining the list of presenters are Teigen’s fellow “Fab Life” co-hosts Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley; “The Talk” panelists Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood; and talk show veterans Vicki Lawrence, Leeza Gibbons, Kevin Frazier and Tom Bergeron. Soap stars Donna Mills, Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt and Chrystee Pharris, who star in Pop TV’s new reality series “Queens of Drama” that airs on the network immediately after the awards,
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There's Always Room In "Mama's Family"

In the fourth season of the somewhat tumultuous sitcom Mama’s Family (a spinoff from one of the successful recurring sketches on The Carol Burnett Show), Mama Harper (Vicki Lawrence) and her makeshift family endure more comedic ups and downs. At home in the Harper household are Vinton Harper (Ken Berry), Mama’s youngest son who’s too buffoonish to move out of the house; his wife Naomi (Dorothy Lyman), a flirtatious bimbo; and Bubba Higgins (Allan Kayser), Mama’s grandson (through Eunice and Ed Higgins—portrayed by Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman on The Carol Burnett Show and the first iteration of Mama’s Family).

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‘Dr. Phil’ Ratings Spike for Interview With V. Stiviano

‘Dr. Phil’ Ratings Spike for Interview With V. Stiviano
Ratings for syndicated talkshow “Dr. Phil” swelled Wednesday for its interview with V. Stiviano, who became a household name in the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal.

According to Nielsen, Phil McGraw’s sitdown with Stiviano averaged a 3.3 household rating/9 share in the metered-market overnights — a 73% surge over the show’s average lead-in nationwide, and 22% higher than “Dr. Phil’s” May sweep average of a year ago.

Among the top 30 metered markets, CBS Television Distribution’s “Dr. Phil” fared best in Indianapolis, where it did an 8.0/18 at 4 p.m. on Wthr, doubling its “Ellen DeGeneres” lead-in and growing 33% from its year-ago time period average.

In Los Angeles, where the Sterling scandal originated after he was recorded making racist remarks, Dr. Phil’s interview was No. 1 in its time period on Kcbs (3.3/10) — more than doubling all other shows. It was up 200% from its lead-in and 83% higher than the show’s year-ago May average.
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Briefs: Jared Padalecki Lifts His Leg On Jensen Ackles, The Lance Bass Wedding Show, And Will Bradley Cooper Be The Next Indiana Jones?

Birthday shoutouts go to Tr Knight (above), who is 41, Diana Ross is 70, Steven Tyler is 66, and Vicki Lawrence is 65.

Meryl Streep will star in Ricky And The Flash, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme. “Story follows an old fading rockstar, played by Streep, who after years of being estranged from her children, finally tries to reconnect as one of them goes through an ugly divorce.”

Will Bradley Cooper Become The New Indiana Jones? What about Shia?

Jared Padalecki Pretends To Pee On Jensen Ackles While Shooting Supernatural.” Like Jesus on a piece of toast, we see what we want to see.

Many fall for fake ‘Jeff Gordon is gay’ article on satirical website.

E! has released its upcoming slate of original programming, and most of it will have you weeping for humanity. But we will have a reality special about Lance Bass: “This wedding special follows
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'Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize': Tina Fey brings the laughs, Tony Bennett brings the tears

One of comedy's top honors is now among Carol Burnett's rewards for making countless fans glad they've had such time together with her.

The iconic TV variety veteran became the 16th talent to receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor last month, joining a list of honorees ranging from Steve Martin, Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart to Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin. PBS televises the event Sunday, Nov. 24 (check local listings), soon after Burnett's guest appearance as McGarrett's aunt on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" and the home video release of a "Christmas With Carol" compilation from her classic "Carol Burnett Show."

The six-time Emmy winner clearly is still going strong, and among those saluting her at the Twain Prize ceremony were 2010 recipient Tina Fey, Burnett's former weekly TV cohorts Tim Conway and Vicki Lawrence, longtime friend Julie Andrews, music legend Tony Bennett, Amy Poehler, Martin Short
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Tina Fey Loves Carol Burnett So Much, It’s ‘Just Shy of Creepy’

Tina Fey Loves Carol Burnett So Much, It’s ‘Just Shy of Creepy’
Nobody doesn’t love Carol Burnett. That was the takeaway from the Kennedy Center’s Oct. 20 ceremony honoring Burnett with its 16th annual Mark Twain Prize for significant impact to American comedy.

Tina Fey opened the proceedings by declaring that her love for Burnett “is just shy of creepy,” adding her own ambitions in sketch comedy were kindled by “The Burnett Show,” which ran on CBS from 1967-78.

Tim Conway deadpanned that he and Vicki Lawrence — both co-stars of Burnett’s on her show — spend their lives traveling to events honoring Burnett. “This is our sixth city this week!” he cracked.

The affair, taped for broadcast on PBS Nov. 24, followed its time-honored format of tributes from a gaggle of comics and other prominent admirers, interspersed with vintage video clips. The event raised a record $1.8 million for the D.C. center’s artistic and educational programs, said chairman David M. Rubenstein.
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Carol Burnett honored by Tina Fey, 'Carol Burnett Show' co-stars at Mark Twain Prize for Humor ceremony

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Comedian Carol Burnett, who headlined her own TV variety show for 11 years starting in 1967, was honored Sunday (Oct. 20) in Washington D.C. with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Julie Andrews and "Carol Burnett Show" co-stars Vicki Lawrence and Tim Conway were among the many entertainers on hand to pay tribute to the funnywoman, with Fey cracking, "You mean so much to me. I love you in a way that is just shy of creepy."

During her time on stage, Burnett deadpanned, "This is very encouraging. I mean, it was a long time in coming, but I understand because there are so many people funnier than I am, especially here in Washington."

Burnett also recalls for the AP that when she was launching her variety show, one network executive told her, "'You know, variety is a man's game.' At that time, I understood what he was saying,
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Carol Burnett honored with Mark Twain award (Videos)

Carol Burnett was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center. Ten years after she received the Kennedy Center Honors, Carol Burnett was back in Washington on Sunday, accepting the country’s top comedy award. Burnett's show was a must see for Americans of a certain age, as her coterie of sidekicks included Tim Conway, Dick Van Dyke (1st season) Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner and Vicki Lawrence with guest appearances often times by Robert Goulet, who was as funny as he was handsome. Famous designer Bob Mackie did many of her stunning gowns she wore on the series too. The Carol Burnett Show ran on CBS from September 11, 1967, to March 29, 1978, for 278
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Carol Burnett receives top U.S. humor prize

Carol Burnett receives top U.S. humor prize
When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.

On Sunday, the trailblazing comedienne received the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Top entertainers including Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and others performed in Burnett’s honor as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The show will be taped and broadcast Nov. 24 on PBS stations.

“This is very encouraging,
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Carol Burnett receives top U.S. humor prize

Carol Burnett receives top U.S. humor prize
When Carol Burnett launched her namesake variety show in the 1960s, one TV executive told her the genre was “a man’s game.” She proved him wrong with an 11-year run that averaged 30 million viewers each week.

On Sunday, the trailblazing comedienne received the nation’s top humor prize at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Top entertainers including Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and others performed in Burnett’s honor as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

The show will be taped and broadcast Nov. 24 on PBS stations.

“This is very encouraging,
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7 Questions With … Vicki Lawrence of “Mama’s Family”

Vicki Lawrence has been playing Thelma Harper (a.k.a. “Mama”) for so long that she’s pretty much caught up with her in age. Yet no matter how much time goes by, Mama will still be that cantankerous, tell-it-like-it-is old lady while Lawrence, at 64, remains as youthful and vibrant as ever. Lawrence, who first played the perpetually scowling Southern matriarch in a 1974 episode of The Carol Burnett Show, has been making the rounds promoting a new, comprehensive Mama’s Family DVD set that includes the entire 1983-90 series as well as a bounty of extras sure to please fans everywhere. She […]

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